Sunday, March 27, 2011

If you thought the Comcast merger wouldn't affect you... were naive. Despite promises to encourage competition, CBS is pulling Showtime content from Netflix as of this summer to put it exclusively on Comcast's XFinity service.

Amid an emerging rivalry between traditional pay TV operators and rising star Netflix Inc., CBS Corp.’s Showtime pay TV service confirmed Wednesday that back seasons of current original series such as “Dexter” and “Californication” will not be available on Netflix's streaming service as of this summer.

Instead, CBS will offer them to subscribers who pay for Showtime through Comcast Corp. on Comcast's Xfinity TV platform.
Luckily for me, I don't follow either of these shows. But it is only a matter of time before Comcast begins drawing more and more online content under their exclusive control.

1 comment:

BH said...